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Rotating photos in Confluence?

Deleted user Jun 11, 2012

So, while the image effects are pretty cool, it's not as practical as being able to rotate a there a way to do this that I'm missing?

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Hi, check, otherwise, got to Jira and raise a feature request.

Dont forget to post the link here so people can vote on it :)

Regards, Josh

Deleted user Jun 11, 2012

Hey Josh,

Thanks. I checked the plugins and don't see anything promising. I don't use there somewhere to request a Confluence-specific feature?

Hi Amanda, I meant the Atlassian-Confluence Jira (your confluence should have a link in the footer - or check this wiki footer here)

I have an answer! No plugin needed. I took portrait photos with my phone and then when I dragged the images into the page they all rotated to landscape. The solutions above had me downloading some kind of fix that needed to have JDK installed and when I did all that I found out I had to be the admin for the whole company, so no go. Wow that was frustrating. BUT using this simple hack I was able to get the images into the page in the correct orientation without the plugin. Here's what I did: I opened up all the images from my local in Mac Preview and just roated the images around using the rotate image command. I rotated them 360 degrees. This reset the image marker in the image metadata. When I dragged the images into my page they were all perfectly in portrait. This could work for PC maybe I assume.

TL;DR; Rotate the image 360 degrees and save

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Works perfectly!

Phew! Thanks! 

Great! Thanks.

Converting pictures to .PNG works. No plug-ins needed. 

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Rotating the image 360 degrees in Paint worked. 

Perfect. Thank you.

Worked for me, too. Nice find!!!

Thanks so much for this completely illogical but very effective tip!!!  I dragged from Mac photos to desktop, rotated 360 and they worked.

Thank you this worked for me too.

Please don't rotate images 360°--it just makes them dizzy.

Instead rotate just 180°. Obvs.

This is really disappointing to find that you need a plug-in to allow rotation of an image in a Confluence page. Especially when you import the images in portrait and it rotates it to landscape. This feels like a bug Atlassian should remedy. Being able to share images is a really important feature with collaborative wiki.

I surely would expect confluence to value the EXIF information about the picture's rotation ...

Ignoring this is rather poor.

Juergen Lanner is 100% right. Honoring EXIF rotation information isn't a feature. Lack of handling this basic file format feature is a bug. Like supporting audio file attachments by playing them to the user backward.

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We have the same issue with images after release update from 5.10 to 6.9. Suddenly portrait fotos are displayed in landscape in hundreds of pages. This can't be fixed manually

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Changing format from jpeg to png worked for me

Nice fix, thank you.

This works for me too. Thank you.

Thank you.  Saving the files as .png worked for me too!

Opening the file in Paint and immediately Saving without making changes and without saving as .png (which was a much larger file size) also worked for me.


I can't believe Confluence doesn't have a function to rotate images...

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This is the only thing that worked for me.

Tangentially, my situation is presumably different than most. I specifically turned my JPEG upside down (for a holiday month when we say things are "topsy turvy"). But JIRA kept being smart when I uploaded it and rotated the image to be right-side up. It finally worked when uploading the upside-down pic as a PNG

Yeah. I tried different methods but converting it to png worked the best. What a fantastic feature. Errhhh. not. 

Whatever, I got my picture in confluence in the end. 

Hello there,

You don't have to pay for the Add-on.

* [Rotate Images for Confluence|].

I've just tested it out after you insert an image, you will be able to rotate it left or right.

Best Regards,

Lucas Simon
Confluence/Crowd Support

I am surely not going to suggest plugin installation to already skeptically thinking middle aged engineer colleague who resists using Confluence already, as any change is bad for him. Please fix the bug. This is insane that one can not rotate a photo uploaded to Confluence. As if you had a test editor where you can use only small caps.

his is incredible. I have been a big fan of Confluence for the last month as it has helped me to generate a nice information portal for our organization. There has been resistance though and people keep picking up faults in Confluence just to resist any sort of change. And when I end up realizing myself, that I can not rotate a photo in Confluence, my trust starts to crumble as well. No plugin will help, as I am surely not going to suggest already negatively thinking middle aged engineer that he needs to install a plugin to his confluence so that he can see our engineering photos in orientation he wants to.

I am having the same problem.

Any rotation apps in the marketplace are for the server version - not cloud, so this is useless to us.

Also, rotating the image and saving then re-uploading is not working for me.

I have also tried suggestions of renaming to .png and back to .jpg - nothing has helped.


The oddest thing is that the image on the Confluence page is not rotated correctly. But when I click on it and it opens in the overlay, the orientation is accurate. 

What's going on here? I'm getting motion sickness having to tilt my head just to see images properly.

Please look at this - it's been going on for years now lads.



Hey there everyone, 


So you are saying to me that we are using a world known programm for team collaboration where in many of us is  the bible of the company and this software can not ROTATE photos and furthermore I have to buy an add on in order to rotate the photos I paste in Confluence .. 


Hmm ... 


The laser-sharp solution for you is CelesteCS Image Lossless Rotator.
It rotates images lossless, which means the image quality and file size are not changed. Additionally it can rotate images automatically based on EXIF orientation tag. Plus, EXIF data is not lost, so you will not lose the information, where the proto has been made, after rotation.


Confluence dropping the ball again. Incredible how Atlassian publishes these apps with essential features.

Just [CMD + R]

That's all! :-) 


Beautiful. Thanks!!!

In Windows I use to open each image and then save as JPEG over the top as a lower quality (more appropriate for a web page but not so low as to look bad)  Then I drag the photos into Confluence and they look the right way up and are reduced in size so load faster too.

My co-worker and I have discovered the following workaround (and this may seem silly):

Open the image in your editor prior to uploading. Rotate the image 360 degrees and save it. After doing this it should upload in the correct orientation. Worked for us. Hope this helps.

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